Latest 8 Jan 2014

Big names in action on day three

Big names in action on day three

The Heineken Open heats up today, with some of the biggest names in the tournament taking to the court. The first match on centre court will see young American hopeful, Jack Sock, take on the tournament's second seed, Tommy Haas.

Since winning his first Junior Grand Slam title in what would be considered early in his career, Sock has spoken of his homeland's expectation that he will be part of the movement that puts America back on the Grand Slam map; but he faces a tough challenge today, taking on world number 12, Tommy Haas.

While he is the oldest player in the Top 20, Haas finished in the Top 12 in 2013 and he is looking to get in as many matches as possible as he prepares for the Australian Open. Haas took home the Munich title last year, defeating fellow Heineken Open seed, Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Sock/Haas match will be followed by qualifier Lukas Lacko taking on third seed, John Isner- the 2010 Heineken Open champion. This is the first time ever the pair have played each other.

For the evening session, tennis fans will see world number 3 and four-time Heineken Open champion, David Ferrer take on qualifier, Donald Young of the USA, on centre court. Young has shown great form so far,a nd will no doublt be embracing the challenge as he takes on one of the world's best. 

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